Loddon Mallee Project
With DHHS ILC funding and with the support of Bendigo Health, BIM are launching into an exciting new project.
We will be developing a social media training resource to take out into the regional area of Loddon Mallee. Our goal is to take the training to the major centres in the area, Mildura, Bendigo etc. and train people with ABI how to use various social media platforms in order to stay connected with other people with ABI, access information and support and build their capacity to lead independent and productive lives.
Due to the rural nature of the area, access to support and resources is limited and there are few ABI groups. This along with the vast geographic nature, just under 59000 square kilometres, more than a quarter of Victoria, of the area also makes staying connected difficult for people living with ABI and their supporters.
ABI can, in itself be incredibly isolating, the added challenges created by the area act to compound this. BIM’s work seeks to alleviate this isolation within the ABI community, building communities and support networks within the region and potentially beyond.
This year BIM are developing an App to strengthen connections and share information within the ABI community.
About the BIM APP Project:
BIM are creating a unique lived experience App. Building on BIM’s very successful Hitchhikers Guide to the Brain Maze the new app will
- Provide lived experience tips for people living with an ABI
- Support and share information within the ABI community
- Share stories of people with an ABI
- Share a guided meditation developed by people with
an ABI for people with an ABI